Today I received this query in the comments section of one of my posts:
HI! I am 44, and have been considering a VCH for a while now, and find that most of the research I have done has led me to you and Rings of Desire. I appreciate your expertise, and any time you could give to address my questions. Hubby and I will be attempting the q-tip test today, and I hope to email you a pic of that for your expert advice (if that's ok). I have no real local resources (small midwestern town).
1. How do I determine what size jewelry to buy? I need to use 14k gold (metal allergy issues with anything else) and I assume not all shops carry 14k. Maybe that's a bad assumption, but I'm guessing I'll buy in advance and take it to the shop with me -
2. Will I be able to change the jewelry myself (or can my hubby) if i want to increase size, or will I need to return to my piercer?
3. I've heard the phrase "growing out" - what exactly does that mean?
Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to hearing from you, and would love to know if you would look at my photos, if hubby can get any good ones!
All best, Liz
Sounds like you have LOTS of questions that will all be answered in detail by my book. You can pre-order it
at a discount on Amazon.com.
Below you will find some brief answers to your questions to tide you over:
1. I would not suggest buying jewelry in advance. A piercer with a quality studio will stock a wide range of suitable styles, sizes, and materials. You should not need to determine the size--your piercer should know EXACTLY what you need for your build and suggest the size for you.